Friday, December 31, 2010

Caleb Reading completed 12/27/2010

I painted this one, of Caleb, to match the other of Nathan. I'm very proud of them both! 8"x10" Oil on linen.

Tuesday, November 23, 2010

Healthy Remedies completed 11/22/2010

I know I should eat more of these kinds of 'things' ... but actually, I was only in this one for the colors. I enjoy working from life. Especially when the lighting stays the same long enough to complete the painting. 12"x9" oil on linen.

Thursday, November 11, 2010

Blue Bowl and Fruit completed 11/9/2010

Just a fun and simple still life painting ... done from life. The colors seem to go well together, to me. 8"x6" oil on linen.

Old Radnor Bridge Site completed 11/6/2010

Steve showed me this site in Radnor park. They're in the process of registering this site historically. It was interesting enough for me to paint. I like the way the trees lead your eye the area of primary focus. It was started plein air, then finished in the studio. 6"x8" oil on linen.

Thursday, September 9, 2010

Orange Glow completed 9/9/2010

Late day warm light is great! That's what drew me to paint this one. The location of this painting is in Cedar Hill, Tn. We'll be painting there soon in pleinair with the Chestnut Group ... I'm certainly looking forward to that! 20"x16" oil on masonite.

Tuesday, September 7, 2010

Peaceful Place completed 8/12/2010

Here's the second painting that was entered in the Roswell, GA paintout. The water was basically finished on the first day, so the rain didn't really effect me to bad at this location. This painting is 16"x12" and 'Inclined to Hear' is 10"x8". Both are painted on linen and the medium is oil. Both are for sale, if you are interested.

Inclined to Hear completed 8/12/2010

I entered a paintout in Roswell, GA last month. This was the first paintout for me and it lasted for three days. Each of the 75 artists could enter only two paintings and the paintings couldn't be touched up in the studio ... so, it was totally a pleinair competition. This is a painting from under the Vickery Creek walk across bridge. I arrived late and only had two days to paint ... the plan was to pick a morning spot/painting and an evening spot/painting for two days. These would be my two paintings to enter into the competition. The sunlight would be basically the same. However, it rained BIGTIME the night after the first day. The creek waters were about one and a half feet DEEPER on the morning of the second day and the water went from being very transparent to being opaque and muddy! I had to finish the painting from memory. The best part was that I won second place with this painting! Thank you, Lord ... for an experience that I'll never forget!!

Tuesday, July 27, 2010

Radnor Morning completed 7/26/2010

This is a view of Radnor Lake plenty early in the morning. I get sleepy whenever I'm reminded of how early I had to get up that morning to be there to capture this view. It's a peaceful place. 14"x11" Oil on linen.

Tuesday, July 20, 2010

The Heron at Radnor Lake completed 7/19/2010

The heron at Radnor is always on time for breakfast early in the morning about every day. Most folks who walk the trails no him. The colors on the lake this particular morning were awesome! It's a great place to visit. The last time I was there I saw two large owls in a tree about thirty feet from me ... fourteen deer on the trails ... and many friendly people along the trails as well. 30"x24" Oil on linen.

Tuesday, June 29, 2010

The Prodigal's Father completed 6/28/2010

1st Baptist Church in Nashville has a art contest every year. The theme is 'The Prodigal Son'. You could paint a picture from the perspective of either the son, brother, or the father. I decided to participate this year and chose the perspective of the father. This painting makes me think of the way the Heavenly Father desires for His children to come back when we go astray.
Thanks Larry for posing for me! 18"x24" Oil on linen.

Winter Warmth completed 6/10/2010

Tennessee finally got some snow this past Winter season. I saw this barn on the way to work one morning and took a few photos. This one was fun to paint! 12"x9" Oil on linen.

Nathan Reading completed 5/20/2010

Nathan likes the old time british cap ... and reading as well. 8"x10" Oil on linen.

Dad from Life completed 4/29/2010

As he was watching a baseball game, my dad let me practice a little 'from life' painting. Kind of impressionistic looking ... don't you think? 9"x12" Oil on linen.

Wednesday, April 21, 2010

Cheekwood Pond completed 4/20/2010

Most of this painting was done plein-air. The blue sky reflecting into the pond is what I tried to capture in this painting. 12"x9" Oil on linen.

Across from Polk Garden completed 4/2/2010

This view from The James K. Polk garden was spotted by a friend of mine who was actually painting it before I came along. I thought it turned out half-way-decent. 11"x14" Oil on linen.

Friday, March 19, 2010

Bethel Place completed 3/19/2010

This mansion is titled Bethel Place. It's really much nicer than this painting shows. It was built in 1855 and can be found just a few miles southwest of Columbia, TN. I sure wish it would have been sunny instead of overcast, rainy, and cold. This is the first painting that I painted from inside my car (at least it was started inside my car). 12"x9" Oil on linen.

On Columbia Square completed 3/15/2010

The lighting, dimension, angles, and color shown in this scene inspired to paint this one. It's not very big ... measuring only 10"x8". Oil on linen.

Tuesday, March 16, 2010

Memory Lane completed 2/20/2010

We actually got some snow this year. I made it a point to get out and take photos of some of it to paint later ... this photo inspired me. I'm really liking the surface of this Belgian linen. It's texture isn't overly rough and the weave seems to be slightly irregular. Thanks Mr. Richard Schmid, for suggesting it on your website. Oil on linen at 12"x9".

Polk Garden completed 3/5/2010

Getting ready for a show at Columbia, TN. This is a view of the garden behind the James K. Polk home built in 1816. It would have been nice to show the garden as it would appear in full bloom in a month or so ... but hey ... it looked interesting enough to me just the other day. Oil on linen at 12"x9".

Thursday, February 18, 2010

Evening Tree completed 1/10/2010

Just a quick little landscape depicting evening light on a golden leafed tree. It's 10"x8" in oil.

Tuesday, February 9, 2010

Snowman & Apples completed 12/15/09

Thought I'd try a simple still life. Just gathering a few things around the house that might be fun to paint is all there was to it. It's 12"x9" on a slick masonite panel bought from a local art supply store.